Haitian Vitamin-News 11 January 2012-Part-A
◙ thejakartapost.com ▬ 12 January 2012 ►A magnitude-7.6 earthquake, with its epicenter 365 kilometers northwest of the Simeuleu Islands, Aceh, rocked Sumatra in the early hours of Wednesday and prompted the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) to issue a potential tsunami warning, thus causing panic among many residents in Banda Aceh.
◙ huffingtonpost-com 10 January 2012►Haiti's Vodou: A World of Wonder and Surrender.
January 10 is international Vudon Day in Benin (formerly Dahomey).
Celebrations will take place everywhere honoring the religion.
I can't help reflect on this most African part of our heritage in the New World especially as it is continually maligned by those whose knowledge is restricted to popular images that favor the macabre.
Those of us who recognize and respect Vodou's complexity know we must defend it because the religion remains trapped in stereotypes making it extremely difficult to dispel geopolitically driven myths too entrenched in the spectacular.
▼Disinformation from the USA▼
Haitian drug kingpin prosecuted in Miami could get big cut in prison sentence
◙ miamiherald-com 11 January 2012►Haiti
Benin is proud as a country to carry the Voodoo's heritage. In Ouidah, the Southern Voodoo's capital, people are gathered to officially honor their ancestors through Voodoo's rituals and the whole world is paying attention to their Voodoo's festi more »